Brazil’s National Space Research Agency INPE today confirmed an apparent rise in Amazon forest clearing for the four-month period ending February 28, 2013.
February 15, 2022
The INPE programs are vital to keep the forest standing. While Prodes generates annual deforestation rates, Deter makes daily alerts to improve monitoring against tree cutting and fires.
April 1, 2013
Despite the growth, the government argues that almost half of the deforestation of the period, 46%, was degradation and not shallow cut.
May 9, 2016
Soy production is booming — but researchers are warning that the soy industry’s rise could be the downfall of Brazil’s climate commitments.